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File - - Downtown Vancouver commercial property slides (from Birth of a City, left)

8 Water Street, known as the Byrnes Block and the Alhambra Hotel 300 Cambie Street Bay Windows, Holland Block - 425 West Cordova Street Ormidale Block, 151 West Hastings Street Window detail 341 Water Street Gastown frieze detail - unknown building Service Entrance - 342/4 Water Street [Porcelain sink with floral pattern] Europe Hotel [43 Powell Street] from D. N. Spearing Queen's Hotel [401] Cordova [ Street, front 342 Water Street] Hotel Europe, 43 Powell Street Crest "Merchant's Bank" - 1 West Hastings Street 400 block Granville [Street] looking North East Hastings streetscape View of 800-700 West Hastings Street - Old Post Office

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Downtown Vancouver commercial property slides (from Birth of a City, left)

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Melville G. Thomson

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  • 1950-1968 (Creation)

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14 photographs : col. slide ; 35 mm

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The records were donated, on behalf of Diana E. Thomson, wife of Mercantile Mortgage Company Limited Director, M. Gerald Thomson, by their daughter Nora Greig.

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File contains 35 mm color slides showing commercial buildings and street scapes in Downtown Vancouver, B.C. Some slides also show automobiles, street signs, traffic signals and other city signage.
Selected from Birth of a City - left
CVA 810-194: [8 Water St. known as the Byrnes Block and the Alhambra Hotel]
CVA 810-195: [300 Cambie St.]
CVA 810-196: Bay Windows Holland Blk - 425 W. Cordova
CVA 810-197: R. Wormidale Blk ca. 1900 - 153 W. Hastings
CVA 810-198: [Window detail 341 Water St.]
CVA 810-199: [Gastown frieze detail - unknown building]
CVA 810-200: Service Entrance - 342/4 Water St.
CVA 810-201: [Interior detail] Europe Hotel [43 Powell St.] from D. N. Spearing
CVA 810-202: Queen's Hotel [401] Cordova [front 342 Water St.]
CVA 810-203: [Hotel Europe - 43 Powell St.]
CVA 810-204: Crest "Merchant's Bank" - 1 W. Hastings
CVA 810-205: 400 block Granville looking North
CVA 810-206: [Granville St. looking North]
CVA 810-207: [View of 800-700 West Hastings St. - Old Post Office]

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Photographic images in this file have been assigned catalogue numbers CVA 810-194 to CVA 810-207.

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